Tigo CEO Turns Taxi Driver
The Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana, Mr. Carlos Caceres stole the show during a presentation ceremony at head office of the company today when he drove a taxi from the boundary road into the compound of the company. The taxi belongs to a 62-year old Mr. Edmund Boateng who won the grand prize of the Tigo Christmas Bonanza and took home a Mercedes ML plus a cash prize of GHC150,000. Whiles Mr. Boateng was having a ceremonial ride in his new car Mr. Caceres also took the keys to the taxi and drove behind the winners in a convoy, calling out “dropping, dropping!” just like taxi drivers do when they need passengers. Mr. Caceres, spotting a Tigo cap, striped blue and white t-shirt and jeans, got all the staff of Tigo, guests at the ceremony and prize winners chasing after his taxi and taking pictures of him. He jokingly told journalists “I have found a new job.” Earlier on, Mr. Caceres presented the grand prize to Edmund Boateng who also spotted a traditional kente cloth with his wife standing by his side. Mr. Boateng told Adom News he was resting at home when he got a call that he had won the grand prize and he drove to the scene where the draw was being held and found out that it was true. “When I got to the scene, I could not hold back my tears – I was so happy I cried,” he said. He told Adom News he lives in a rented apartment at Palladium in Accra so he will use the GHC150,000 to build his own house. “As for the car, I am 62 years old, I am an old man so I will enjoy it myself till I die,” he said. Mr. Boateng, a native of Kwahu Pepease, urged Ghanaians to take part in the Tigo promotions because “they are authentic.” Two other prize winners were presented with GHC10,000 cedis each at the ceremony. A Computer Engineering student of IPMC, Frank Ayeetey said he will use his prize money to further his education and take care of a few family issues, while Kumasi-based Agro-Chemical dealer, Francis Nkrumah-Sarpong said he will invest in his business. Beside the grand prize, a total of 1,186 customers won a total of GHC570,000 in cash prizes plus lots of free credits in the 13-week promotion. The Advertising and Media Manager of Tigo, Mr. Enoch Tetteh Quaynor Vanderpuye said, in a few days Tigo would unveil another promotion that would give bigger prizes to customers than the Christmas Bonanza did.
Source: Adom News